I realised recently that I only really own jackets. I have tons of short jackets, moto-inspired styles, trenches, various athletic jackets, yet not a single car-length or longer wool winter coat. It's funny when I reflect back, as this is not a problem I would have had back in upstate NY. However, the Scottish weather calls for a slightly different set of tools. But really, there is just no substitute for a well-made, lovely wool coat for winter.
The recent resurgence of cocoon coats has been lurking in my mind for a while, as has the desire for a leopard-print coat à la Jackie Kennedy (although I think hers was real leopard, which I try not to think about when I admire this coat, as I cannot bend my mind around killing a gorgeous leopard for the sake of a coat, or for any other reason for that matter....those were different times I suppose, but still).
I decided this year that I needed a proper wool winter coat. I wanted something that was both modern and classic, but that I could easily wear every day in the winter as well. You can imagine my delight when I saw this Thakoon Addition coat on sale. Its retro cocoon shape and 3/4 sleeves gives it a sort of Hitchcock heroine vibe, and the leopard gives it a bit of edge. Despite the retro referencing, I feel quite modern when I wear it, and it's a great way to get a little leopard into everyday life. We could all use a little more leopard in our everyday lives, don't you think?
Thakoon Addition wool blend cocoon coat (sold out online), similar / French Connection tee / Black long leather gloves / Level 99 jeans (old), similar / Enzo Angiolini shoes, also here
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